shamone wrote:So you are going to the lazy and slapdash option, fair enough, i agree.
You'll need to justify how it's lazy or slapdash instead of true. With the political situation in that part of the world how could Bay not have offended anyone? Israel intervenes: Muslims get offended. Israel sits out: Jews get offended. No one intervenes: Jews and Muslims offended again ("Who not ask Israel/Egypt for help!?") You support the sensetivity of others but then willingly ignore that these are the reactions said sensetivity leads to.
shamone wrote:But others are entitled to question why israel was left out. Hell ven independance day, and that was a big dumb US iz great movie, showed israli and arab forces, Bay could have done the same to avoid alienating more people
Try to analyze each film's situation before throwing out baseless comparisons. Independance Day has mankind on the brink of exinction. The two sides were forced together by an extreme situation in a single scene were they just stood together on the same airstrip (we never saw them work together).
RotF had a small team of US soliders on foreign soil unable to make contact with HQ. They needed to check up on them so Gen. Morshower called Jordan for help. There was no reason to potentially cause an international incident during an already sensetive time (what with the Decepticons threatening mankind) by sending Israeli forces, who have a shakey relationship with Egypt, into their airspace.
shamone wrote:Again you use your experience as a homosexual and your resilience in an unrelated manner, why ? Just because you dont have an issue with stereotypes doesnt mean others cant
It's hardly unrelated. Considering how people jump to defend African Americans and Jews us gays are usually left to deal with it when we become the butt of a joke or targets of homophobia. If I can watch the scene in The Rock, another Bay film, where a San Francisco hair stylist is a skinny, foppish little man with a lisp and two limp wrists who's only worried that Sean Connery liked his haircut after he saw the guy toss someone off the roof of a building and not be offended, then I think it's hardly unrelated.
I just described a scene that went out of it's way to paint gays as sissy girly men, and other films routinely do far worse. You defend accusations of a scene being antisemetic because Israel merely wasn't mentioned during a crisis in another country it boarders. There's plenty of reasons to excuse the scene in RotF, but no reasons to excuse the one in The Rock.
But again, I don't get mad at Bay for the scene in The Rock. Why? Because I grew a pair and learned to deal with it, and even find it funny myself.
Again, look deeper into a situation before you attempt to shut down my opinions and comparisons. All you do is set yourself up as a strawman with nothing to hold up your arguements.